This 2-year part-time course has been developed in full consultation with all the relevant professional bodies, and will give you a solid grounding in activities associated with the construction industry.  The course is designed to provide a range of vocational skills, both broad-based and qualification-specific. The course will be delivered mainly through formal lectures, supported by a system of tutorials, workshops, laboratory sessions, visits and field exercises. Despite the diverse nature of the construction industry, the overall objective of the built environment sector is to provide functional, cost-effective and sustainable buildings and infrastructure. The course structure reflects the common interests across the industry’s various disciplines.

This course is also offered as a degree apprenticeship.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

This course is aimed at people already employed within the built environment sector. The specific careers will depend on the chosen pathway and our graduates gain employment in a wide range of organisations both in the private and public sectors. Employment opportunities range from working in in-house department for a large public or commercial company, including local authorities, housing associations and consultancies to specialist contractors or large multi-service companies offering a range of design, build, finance and management.

Built Environment courses provide an academic platform to enter a number of post HNC courses, such as the BA (Hons) in Architectural Technology at Southampton Solent University.

For further information, please also refer to career guidance/course specific details on The College's Higher Education website:

thecollege.co.uk/higher-education/careers-guide/career-planning

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

• Four GCSE (grade 4 (C ) or above) including Mathematics and English or equivalent or
• BTEC / Edexcel Advanced GNVQ or
• National Certificate / Diploma in a Building / Construction
   related discipline or
• Relevant Access to Higher Education Diploma
• Other qualifications which are considered to be equivalent of the above
• Applications are welcomed from students who do not have the academic qualifications listed above but who may be admitted on the basis of relevant  experience rather than standard qualifications

UCAS tariff points 32 from a level 3 qualification

Course costs

Costs 

£4,000 per academic year

Exam registration fee of £175.20*

Students who are eligible, can apply for a student loan with Student Finance.

*Please note, this is subject to annual incretment.

Course content

Course Content 

Year 1

  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Measurement & Estimating

Year 2

  • Individual Project
  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Tender and Procurement
  • Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction

More info

Start Day/Time 

September

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Part-time

UCAS Code 

N/A

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL

More about the course 

Attendance: Part time over 2 years

Applications for this part-time course should be made directly to The Bournemouth & Poole College and not via the UCAS process.  Please contact  the Course Administrator on

+44 (0) 1202 205648 or:

The Higher Education Unit  email: heunit@bpc.ac.uk

Venue: The course is delivered at The College's North Road campus, Poole

The college reserves the right to make changes to the information given, including the addition, withdrawal, re-location or restructuring of courses.

 

 

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Part-time

UCAS Code 

N/A

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL